While accepting his award for the NBA's Most Valuable Player, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook teared up when he thanked his family for their love and support. James Harden got 22, Kawhi Leonard nine and LeBron James one. Huge congrats to Russell Westbrook on MVP, that boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year, Fu**in balled out. Westbrook averaged a triple-double through the season, becoming the second man in National Basketball Association history after Oscar Robertson in 1962 to achieve that feat. His scoring mark was also the league-leader. "Obviously I was joking at the time", Westbrook said.
"We go back, what 20 years ... actually we've never met, that's a fake story but I wish it were true".
The rapper played Golden State's prolific point guard being invited to a championship celebration from his teammate Draymond Green, played by "Get Out's" Lil Rel Howery.
Draymond Green (L) poses with the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, and Russell Westbrook (R) poses with the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player award at the 2017 NBA Awards on June 26, 2017 in NY. I was the one who taught you how to play basketball.
Houston coach Mike D'Antoni won his second Coach of the Year award, and the Rockets' Eric Gordon was Sixth Man of the Year after setting a record for most 3-pointers off the bench in his first season as a reserve.
Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks won the Most Improved Player award, beating out Gobert and Serbian forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.
After finishing runner-up the past two years in a row, Draymond Green is finally the National Basketball Association defensive player of the year. You make sure that I'm on the right track and I'm so, so appreciative of you because you sacrificed so, so much for me. "This isn't an individual award, it's five guys on the floor everyday".